Kan Dapaah wants me dead – Wontumi alleges

The Ashanti regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party Bernard Antwi Boasiako popularly known as Chairman Wontumi has alleged that the National Security Minister Albert Kan Dapaah wants him dead.

According to Wontumi, Mr. Kan Dapaah’s attitude has suddenly changed since his appointment as the National Security Minister and won’t mind having him (Wontumi) killed if given the opportunity.

“Kan Dapaah claimed that he had retired from politics…but now he is the National security minister and I know that if he gets his way he will have me killed. That is the truth, that is the truth,” Wontumi said in an interview on Ash FM Friday.

Wontumi added that Mr. Dapaah’s description of NPP vigilante group Delta Forces as a criminal group is a clear indication that the minister has turned on his party since his appointment.

Speaking in the interview Friday morning, Chairman Wontumi also cautioned Mr. Kan Dapaah to be mindful of his treatment and utterances towards vigilante group Delta Forces.

“Today some NPP members have positions so they talk anyhow…especially Kan Dapaah, he didn’t even campaign for the NPP. Where was Kan Dapaah when these boys were campaigning, today he describes them as criminals.

Wontumi added that “If Mr. Dapaah is talking he should be careful…he claimed he had retired from politics but now he has a position after we won the elections…I want to tell Kan Dapaah that if we have suffered for him to get a position…he should be mindful how he treats us.”

Wontumi’s comments came after the Delta Force vigilante group on Thursday stormed a Circuit in the Ashanti region and freed some 13 of its members who were standing trial for disturbances at the regional coordinating council.

The 13 Delta Force members are likely to be to be charged with escape from lawful custody even though they turned themselves in later.

The incident has attracted widespread condemnation in the country. Many security analysts have faulted the police for not anticipating such a situation considering the delicate nature of the case.